Anyway, I was very flattered to be awarded the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award by PendleStitches and the Very Inspiring Blogger Award by none other than my stashbusting co-conspirator, EmSewCrazy.
Thank you, lovely ladies! And now for my speech: allow me to indulge in sharing seven more facts about myself (if you want to read edition #1 of seven facts, they're here).
- Most of my geeking out posts are about Tolkien's work, but I actually came to love his work fairly late in my life. While I had read The Hobbit in elementary school, I didn't read the LOTR trilogy until college, and only because I believe firmly in reading books before seeing movies. I really wanted to see PJ's movies, ergo I had to read the books. I fell in love and fell hard.
- My first true geek fandom was Star Wars. My dad introduced my brother and I to the trilogy fairly early, and for a couple of years we would pick one of the movies to watch each weekend. We had the novels and books about the Star Wars universe, but I never knew any other girls who were into it, so I kept quiet about my SW love until a few years ago.
- When I was very young, at various times I said that I wanted to be a teacher, a scientist, and artist, and a writer. Now that I teach science during the day and blog about creating at night, I guess I'm living out my childhood dreams!
- Other childhood dreams that have come true, thanks to Mr. Cation's indulgence: having a huge bookcase full of books, so as to feel like I'm living in a library, having a cat that acts like a dog, and having a king-sized canopy bed. Oh, and it's because of his encouragement that I even started sewing/creating again a few years ago...and he's very patient about the messes all over the house!
- I love meat. I'm sorry, but I could never be a vegetarian, not so long as steak, sausages, ribs, and bacon exist in the world. I tried giving up meat one year for Lent, and it was the longest five weeks of my life. I made up for it on Easter Sunday by going out for AYCE Korean BBQ.
- While younger-me loved roaming all over parks, the more secluded and densely forested, the better, present-me is not a huge fan of the wild outdoors. I sometimes feel a little bad that I don't have any interest in hiking or camping; museums and libraries are more my speed. This is why sewing is such a great hobby for me -- it pretty much requires you to be in a building!
- In some ways, I'm scared to death of having a SHB...but deep down inside I'm secretly excited for the day that I have a good excuse for buying and playing with Legos, making a bazillion cute plushies, watching quality children's programming like MLP and ATLA, and building pillow forts.
And because awards for me and me alone would be selfish, here are the winners of my Sew Grateful giveaway!
Winner #1 (Sophia Trench Coat): Sox of Finished Threads
Winner #2 (McCall's 7385 knit dress): Helen of Grosgrain Green
Winner #3 (McCall's 9071 sixties' sheath dress): Nikki of Nikki's Stitches
Winner #4 (Butterick 4790 walkaway dress): Lisa of Still a Chispita
Winner #5 (Simplicity sewing book): Kristin of Sew Technicolor
Congratulations, you lucky sewasauruses! Email me as soon as you can at cationdesignsblog [at] gmail.com with your address so that I can mail you your prize!
And speaking of awards season and the upcoming Oscars, here's where I am with my TORN party shieldmaiden dress:
|Desperately in need of some trim. Please excuse the cat toys and fabric scraps in the background.|